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Information security

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 30

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

Course contents

  • security models and terminology
  • authentication
  • access control
  • software security
  • cryptography
  • network security
  • threat analysis
  • examples of advanced security technologies
  • privacy
  • security policies and regulation

After taking the course

  • you are familiar with the key concepts and abstractions of information security and understand the purpose, function and weaknesses of several security technologies
  • you are able to model threats and analyse the security of a system critically, from the viewpoint of an attacker
  • you can identify common security flaws in software and apply principles of secure programming.

Assessment methods and criteria

Hands-on exercises, examination. Reading material will be recommended during the course.


Lectures 24 h, exercises 60 h, independent study 49 h.

  • Lectures: online or recordings (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 14:15-16:00).
  • No mandatory exercise sessions to attend.
  • Course assistant reception hours for help and advice: Tue, Wed and Thu at 16:15-18:00 (Otaniemi, Espoo).
  • Exam in Otaniemi on 20.10.2022 at 17-20.

More information on Aalto University’s course page.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Tuomas Aura

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Kirsi Viitaharju

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT Studies
Information security
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General prerequisites:
Programming skills, broad knowledge computer-science concepts.
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